Jim Grantham, tenor saxophone
Keith Saunders, piano
Justin Carney, bass
Jack Dorsey, drums
Consummate pros share the bandstand tonight.
Jim Grantham was on the scene at San Francisco’s famous jazz club Keystone Korner in that club’s late 1970s-1980s heyday, playing there and in other Bay Area jazz venues with key musicians including Bobby McFerrin, George Cables, Eddie Moore, Mark Isham, Ed Kelly, and Frank Tusa, among many others, and recording with trumpeter Eddie Henderson and pianist Jessica Williams.
At Keystone Korner,Â in 1977, Jim started a series of workshops and lessons in jazz theory and improvisation that formed the basis of a jazz method influencing a generation of professional musicians. Â He was also on the Board of Directors for Bay Area Loft Jazz and The San Francisco Jazz Society.
He studied music at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a graduate, Cum Summa Laude, of Berklee College of Music in Boston. Â Jim has been teaching music theory and improvisation for forty years. He taught harmony, arranging, ear training and ensembles at Berklee College of Music, big band and jazz harmony at San Francisco State and was director of Jazz Studies at Cal State at Hayward.
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